The US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (centre) will continue discussions with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (right). Photo: AP

The US-China trade war talks are back on but no high hopes for Xi-Trump deal at G20

  • Top Chinese and American negotiators expected to return to discussions in Osaka before bilateral summit
  • Observers say the best-case scenario is an agreement to halt further escalation of the conflict
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (centre) will continue discussions with Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (right). Photo: AP
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Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Is the G20 destined to fade into irrelevance in a leaderless world – courtesy of Donald Trump?

  • Trade war is expected to again overshadow the ‘premier forum for international economic cooperation’
  • US president’s aim is ‘to hijack the summit and divert it towards a confrontation with China’, analyst says
Topic |   G20

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